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(ken) breaking news at 8. governor gavin newsom is halting executions in the state.... for at least as long as he's governor. thank you for joining us i'm ken wayne(terisa) and i'm terisa estacio in for pam moore. newsom is planning to issue an executive order tomorrow. granting a reprieve to every inmate on death row. he's also withdrawing the lethal injection regulations that death penalty opponents have already tied up in court. newsom will also shutter the execution chamber at san quentin state prison that has never been used. california hasn't executed anyone since 2006.(ken) voters have narrowly supported the death penalty, most recently in 2016 when they voted to speed up the process.
newsom says he can act unilaterally because he's not commuting any sentences, which in many cases would require agreement from the state supreme court. (terisa) we first told you about this breaking news with a push alert on our mobile app. stay connected by downloading it today and opting in for push alerts. (terisa)(terisa) police reveal a homeless man arrested in the brutal murder of a woman inside her home...was wanted by ice. and had a lengthy criminal history.(terisa) tonight the san jose mayor is weighing in on the debate ice requests.(ken) as the police chief makes startling revelations including the suspect...may have stalked the victim.(terisa) grant lodes is tracking the story
and joins us now. (grant) police today revealed today that the suspect is undocumented, had been deported, has a long criminal history and randomly broke into a woman's home before stabbing her to death. 24 year old carlos carranza has been arrested and charged in the brutal slaying of 59-year old bambi larsen. a memorial grows outside her home on knollfield way. surveullance video shows a man police believe is carranza walking past larson's home both before and after the crime. salvadorian national, carranza has a long rap sheet including kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary and drug offfense. san jose's police chief says following his many arrests, immigration authorities áunsuccessfully sought information about his release on six separate occassions. the chief paints a picture of a ruthless attacker.
(grant) san jose mayor sam liccardo says it's long overdue for the county to- reconsider it's currentl policy of ignoring ice hold requests. liccardo releasing a statement that reads in part:my views were consistent with those expressed by police chief eddie garcia, and with the proposed policy of district attorney jeff rosen, who sought to have the county accept ice detainers for individuals, like the defendant in this case, arrested for prior first-degree home burglaries and other 'strike' offenses.
felicity huffman were among dozens of wealthy parents charged in a massive college admission scam.nat of fbif-b-i agents made arrests nationwide including in this houston neighborhood.in all... á50á people charged tuesday .. accused of being apart of a fraud to get students into some of the country's most prestigious colleges like... u-c-l-a, stanford, yale, and georgetown.the mastermind behind all of this... william rick singer.parents allegedly paid singer more than $25 million... between 20-11 to 20-19.... through a fake charity he created.here's how authorities say the scam went down:singer would either arrange for people to take admissions exams in place of his clients' children by bribing administrators, or arrange for their real scores to be altered....áandá ... he would bribe coaches to help students gain admission as an athlete.stanford's head sailing coach, john vandemoer, was among those charged and pleaded ilracketeering
conspiracy.robert fisher / vandemoer's attorney: he is remorseful, apologizes to his family to stanford university." several of the universities have released statements saying they are cooperating fully with the investigation. i'm kim hutcherson reporting. (ken) a former stanford coach pleaded guilty to his role in the multi-university admissions scandal. john vandemoer didn't make any comments as he exited the federal court house in boston. earlier in the day -- stanford announced vandemoer was fired from his position as the school's sailing coach. vandemoer pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy -- although he told the court he didn't profit personally. he says he used the money earned through the scheme to buy supplies for the stanford sailing team. vandemoer will be sentenced in june. (ken) stanford released a statement addressing the two cases laid out in charges... saying in part: neither student came to stanford; one student was initially denied admission and intended to
reapply but never did, and the second never completed an application. however, the behavior in the case runs completely counter to stanford's values. (terisa) scandals like this one highlight the pressures many students today say they feel when it comes to performing well in school and ultimately securing a spot at a major university.(ken)health professionals say they're concerned about the message this type of stress is sending to our youth kron 4s noelle bellow has more. do you think there's pressures on.. too much pressure on students to get into good schools these days? yes yes, especially here. when it comes to her kids education, parents like latoya take matters into their own handsi did move in order for my kids to go to a better school district, i moved to palo alto yes.a move like that isn't uncommon -- but this recent college cheating scandal has palo alto parents shockedthat was really unfair cheating out students who actually deserved a spot in those elite schools. (harrison) it's an unfortunate way to see how serious the pressure is and the extremes people will go to. stanford school of medicine's vicki harrison is the director at the center for youth mental
health and well being. we're seeing alot of young people with really high rates of anxiety and depression // pressuring them to get into certain schools and the right schools is not what they need at this momentstandup: harrison says shes shocked by the lengths some parents are willing to go for their kids - and the message it sends, is dangerouswe need to think about not just the harm that was caused and the laws that were broken, but what example is being set..she hopes parents will start to take a deeper look at how they define success. there's a lot of ways to define that and there's a lot fo contributions young people have to make, and where you go to school is one step on your lifetime pathand remember that higher education is not one size fits all. it's finding a place you're going to thrive and where you feel belonging and conneciton and that doesn't necessarily mean a top ivy league school for every studentin palo alto, noelle bellow kron 4 news
coverage of the college cheating scandal continues at kron-4 dot com. there you can find out how many parents are among those charged. how the scheme worked. and read the full criminal complaint from the department of justice. (ken) a homeless encampment in san jose is being forced to relocate. and the people who live near its proposed new site are not happy about their possible new neighbors. hope village has been operating near the airport for about six months now. about 20 people live there in tents and have access to bathrooms and showers. according to the city -- the federal aviation administration says they are in violation of a grant by leasing the site and it needs to move. kron4's michelle kingston visited the proposed new spot today -- and talked to neighbors who have a lot of questions. this is hope village .. a homeless encampment housing mostly older women near the
san jose airport -- it's fenced in ... and has bathrooms, showers and garbage service.its operating on city owned land leased to th contracting with the hope village operators.those operators tell kron4 it runs on donations only and after six months of housing about 20 people ... the city needs to relocate the village, according to the faa.kathleen almoslio, willow glen"you are taking a problem, i'm sorry, they are taking a problem and they are putting it into our district."the proposed new site for hope village is in willow glen -- and neighbors there are not happy about the idea.these signs are posted on willow glen streets, alerting neighbors the encampment is coming soon.lori marshall, willow glen"you can't just come in and shove this down people's throats. that's not right."neighbors here say the city never told them that this site -- on willow and lelong street -- was even a
possibility. and that they want the chance to speak up. mansour nasser, willow glen "it's not just the people living within the compound that is the concern. it's when you sanction something like that, you also attract other homeless rvs and other vehicles."the city says they are nowhere near finalizing plans and are doing what they can to meet the needs of the homeless population in san jose.ragan henninger, san jose housing department"the reality is, that homelessness impacts every part of our city and the solutions, housing and services, belong in every part of our city."michelle kingston, mkingstonnewsthere's a willow glen community meeting on wednesday at 7 at the elks lodge in san jose.and then there is a city meeting to discuss this on monday. again -- there have been no votes and no final decision made just yet.in san jose michelle kingston kron 4 news coming up at eight..d starting several north bay fires in 20-17. why sonoma county just announced they will not file criminal charges. plus. while many countries are banning the boeing jet at the center of two deadly crashes
student who says she saw what happened. he was refereeing the fights as you would see in a boxing ring or an mma type fight he was refereeing the fightthat's what cloverdale pd are saying special ed teacher federico vargas was doing inside his classroom at cloverdale high....police turnd up thursday to investigate the rumor of a fight club after another teacher notified school officials.multiple student injuries were uncovered during the investigation...one requiring treatment. at least one fight was caught on video by a student.police believe there were multiple fights but are unsure of the exact amount or how long it had been allegedly going on.one student inside the classroom thinks it's unfair that vargas was arrested.he's the best teacher and he's the only one who all actually cares about his students, it wasn't like he was making us fight it was kind a like two kidgonna let yo hurtthe superintendent says vargas has taught here 8 years and has been put on leave pending the investigation., it just rocks me, just know that my full and undivided has attention and we will do everything in our power to get to the bottom of this to make sure all of our kids are safe vargas turned himself in saturday and faces 13 counts contributing to the deliquency
of a minor and five counts of endandering children. maureen kelly kron4 news. (ken) (ken) p-g and-e will not to the 20-17 wildfires in the north bay. the sonoma county district attorney's office made the announcement today. it said there was not enough evidence to prove p-g and-e acted with a reckless disregard for human life... which they say is the standard to sustain criminal
charges. last year --- calfire did determine that p-g-and e's equipment caused fires in four counties. however -- p-g and e remains on federal criminal probation and is facing several pending lawsuits related to the fires. i was victor's mom, but victor was not lynette's son. he was a son of the village, a global village of people who loved him (terisa) oakland city councilwoman lynette gibson mcelhaney, speaking for the first time about her murdered son....(ken victor mcelhaney was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt last weekend in los angeles.he was a music student at u=s=c.grant lodes shows us, the highly emotional scene on campus today.. victor was my sunshine ... mmm ... mmm ... and i pray like every momma, don't take my sunshine awaylynette gibson mcelheney and her husband clarence heard u=s=c faculty members praise her son and their own bravery,it takes
tremendous courage to do this ... just hours after a parent's most horrific event. victor was described as a brilliant musician and wonderful human being.and i can't thank you enough for bringing him into this world ... i can't look at you. he looks exactly like you (breaks down)he would have turned 22 next month.(friend) he did not deserve this. we should not be here right nowvictor mcelheney went with a group of friends to a market a few blocks from campus last saturday night (cop) they had left the market when they were confronted by three individuals. apparently it was a robbery attempt by those individuals and unfortunately one of those individuals shot victor.. clarence mcelheney appealed for information on his son's murdersilence is worse than the bullet that killed our son. (ken) (ken) forecast. taking a live
look outside at s-f-o.outside at s-f-o.(terisa)kron-4's chief (terisa)kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now with the forecast lawrence karnow: it was a windy day for much of the bay area. highs were in the 50s and 60s but felt cooler with the wind. a weak cold front passed through today bringing a few clouds and gusty winds. winds will decrease tonight under mostly clear skies. you can still see a few showers passing through the state with
grandmother: "slavery is not a game. people get killed."who would give this to a child to play in an elementary school.."> new ahead at 8 an outraged grandmother shows the game a fourth grade class was given...called "escaping slavery" why the school's principal is defending it. and next. a proposal to get parents paid leave divides congress. why some say the solution on the table is a terrible idea.
proposal includes paid family leave. according to u-s labor statistics only 17 percent of u-s workers can count on their employer to pay them while they stay home with their newborns.(ken) as kron 4's capitol hill correspondent raquel martin explains... both republicans and democrats support the plan... but it is unclear if they can agree on the details. "nat pop baby crying"many say the first few weeks after birth can be the most precious for new parents and their babies.but labor statistics show just a small fraction of u-s families can afford to take the time off.only 17 percent of workers get paid parental leave."as a nation we can do better for our families."tuesday republican senators joni ernst and mike lee introduced a conservative solution to a problem dispraportionally impacting working women."it's long over due that congress have a conversation on these matters, but get serious."under their plan eligible workers could tap their social security funds early to help pay for up to 3 months of off time.
groups like the independent women's forum praised the idea. "now is the time for these innovative ideas"but here's the catch- once it's time to retire parent will have to wait that same amount of time to get their social security money back."it's not mandatory and it's not a tax on individuals.""it's a trade off but a trade off i think many would be willing to take." ohio democrat senator sherrod brown sternly disagrees arguing the solution would errode an already unstable social security program."it's a terrble trade off it's a half hearted attempt to do family and medical leave." "it's just bad policy." talks are still in the early stages and lawmakers hope to work together to find a solution both sides can agree on.in washington, im raquel raquel martin coming up at eight.. as more countries ground the boeing jet involved in a deadly crash. the f-a-a maintains the planes are safe. as at least 2 pilots report problems with the same plane plus. the
white house wants to avoid a high profile rejection of the president's border emergency. what they are doing get republicans back on their side. and next we're following breaking news out of sacramento...where the governor plans to halt all executions in the state. now an east bay mayor is reacting to the decision even if no one in your home smokes, secondhand smoke can be closer than you think.
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less than an hour ago..and now we are getting reaction from local lawmakers.((dbl bx))kron 4's noelle bellow is live in the newsroom with the latest..noelle? ((noelle/flashcam))ken and terisa california is home to the nation's largest death row with more than 700 condemned inmates. that could be because the state hasn't executed anyone since 2006 -- and as far as the governor is concerned..that isn't going to change. tonight governor newsom's office told the associated press he will issue an executive order tomorrow granting a reprieve to every condemned inmate in the state. not only that -- he plans to withdraw the lethal injection regulations that death penalty opponents have already tied up in court. and he's shuttering the execution chamer at san quentin state prison that's never been used. important to note -- california voters have narrowly supported the death penalty most recently in 2016 when they voted to speed up the process,
and within the past 20 minutes, oakland mayor libby schaaf tweeted this out.she says "halting the death penalty is the right thing to do. i strongly support gov. newsom's action to suspend a system that is unfair, unjust, system that is suspend a action to suspend a system that is unfair, unjust, and immoral." ((noelle/flashcam))governor newsom says he can act unilaterally in all of these because his order does not commute any sentences... if that was the case he'd require agreement from the state supreme court. coming up at nine we'll have more reaction from lawmakers on the governors decision. in the newsroom noelle bellow, kron 4 news (terisa) we first told you about this breaking news with a push alert on our mobile app. stay connected by downloading it today and opting in for push alerts. (ken) a big story we're following. the f-a-a is facing mounting criticism for backing the airworthiness of boeing's 7-3-7 max 8 jets. that as more countries are grounding the aircraft in the wake of the ethiopian airlines
crash. the disaster happened just five months after a deadly crash of another new boeing 7-3-7 max 8 in indonesia the rest of the world typically takes its cues from the f-a-a... long considered the gold standard for aircraft safety. but this time... others are not waiting for the f-a-a to act. (ken) meanwhile..at least two airline pilots have reported issues with that boeing jet model recently. the pilots say that soon after engaging the autopilot on the 7-3-7 max 8 planes...the nose tilted down sharply. in both cases....they recovered quickly after disconnecting the autopilot. it's the same issue suspected of contributing to the deadly crash in indonesia. (ken) the f-a-a is maintaining its position. releasing a statement this afternoon that in part says quote:"thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft. nor have other civil aviation authorities provided data to us that would warrant
action." but go on to say if they find reason to take further action ...they will. (terisa) a san francisco based company is mourning the loss of one of its own emplyees who was on the ethiopian airlines plane. anne musyoki (muse-oki) was techsoup's global regional lead for africa.(ken) she was returning for a techsoup event in italy when the plane tragically went down. executive vice president of techsoup -- lynn van housen joined us earlier today to give us her thoughts. doing.">the work she was passionate about course... she was discovery of shocking discovery of course... she was passionate about the work she
was doing."> (terisa) techsoup global network issued a statement saying in part: "we will always also remember anne for the beautiful person she was and for her commitment to civil society. she combined an easy going manner and an inner strength that kept her driving for more impact. we will now strive to continue the great work she has been leading." (terisa) the white house is trying to prevent a high profile congressional rejection of the president's border emergency.or at least reduce the number of republican senators voting against him. vice president pence met privately with a handful of g-o-p senators in hopes of getting them to back trump. if the senate votes thursday to block trump like the house already has... it would force the president's first
veto. two republican senators are talking with the white house about legislation to curb a president's ability to declare future emergencies. if trump agreed to such limits... it might help him peel off republican votes thursday (ken) now to our four zone forecast. you're looking live at the golden gate bridge. (pam) kron-4's chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joins us with a look ahead lawrence karnow: it was a windy day for much of the bay area. highs were in the 50s and 60s but felt cooler with the wind. a weak cold front passed through today bringing a few clouds and gusty winds. winds will decrease tonight under mostly clear skies. passing through the state with snow over the sierra. high pressure will take over now for the rest of the week. in fact some temperatures could reach the low 70s by the
kim kardashian west is helping a released inmate live a new life. the reality t-v star is picking up his rent bills for the next five years. matthew charles was at president trump's state of the union address last month. the president highlighted him as a benefactor of new prison reform laws. shortly after his release from prison, charles found a job in nashville, tennessee. but he struggled to rent a home
because of his background. kardashian west read about his problem in a newspaper and agreed to pay his rent. next at 8 a grandmother outraged that her grandaughter is exposed to a game about slavery. why the school is defending the move. and ahead in sports, what a way for st. mary's to enter the big dance... with an upset of the top team in the land. the dramatic highlights comin up.
tonight over a game played at an elementary school in north carolina. (ken) that grandmother says -- her fourth- grader's class played a monopoly-like game about slavery. but as ben smart reports, the school says the goal was to educate students. "slavery is not a game. people get killed."a grandmother outraged.denett, codington elementary grandmother:"in this day and time, this is horrifying"after her granddaughter's fourth-grade class played a monopoly-like game about slavery.denett, codington elementary grandmother:"and in this game, it's called escaping slavery." denett asked we don't show her face fearing retaliation against her granddaughter.she says monday her granddaughter came home from school, codington elementary, with papers from the slavery board game.denett, con elementary grandmother:"this game, as you can see, is the kids have to punch out this card, and if they punch out this card after four times, they will get in trouble, and if they get in trouble, they will be severely punished and sent back to the plantation to work as a slave. and on the back of the card they have to make up a slave name."the game depicts shackles, dice and a slave family on the punch card. denett, codington elementary
grandmother:"what were they going to do afterwards, after the four punches? were they going to hang them? were they going to kill them? what else was going to go on after this? and you're teaching these kids."a new hanover county schools spokesperson confirmed fourth-graders did in fact play the game.it happened in small groups as part of a black history month activity. quote, "the overall purpose was to help dispel some of the myths about slavery and help students understand that it was a horrible ordeal."the school principal, graham elmore, defending the game - obtained from an educational website "teachers pay teachers"- part of a larger lesson about the underground railroad.quote, "the purpose was to play a role to increase interest and enthusiasm for historical events. the teachers wanted to share how the people communicated and worked for change and equality in their communities."denett, codington elementary grandmother:"it makes me angry. and it hurts, but angry more than anything."denett, who is african american, wants the game pulled from all future lessons.denett, codington elementary grandmother:"it happened to black people. it happened to my ancestors. they were slaves, and as you see it's got shackles on here. who would give this to a child to play in an elementary school, any school! it could be a high school, day and time. and it kind of hurts to know that this is going on, and especially here in wilmington."
(terisa) other schools across the country have used different underground railroad games. they also drew backlash in at least some cases. (ken) a las vegas homeowner says he caught a porch pirate red-handed. check out this home surveillance video from friday. it shows the homeowner with a gun chasing after the suspected thief. the target -- a background decoration a background decoration from sin city's hockey team -- the golden knights.
"he chose the wrong house at the wrong time it was just perfect timing with the way it happened. "(ken) the homeowner is a former bounty hunter. the porch pirate go away but police found other stolen packages c personal safety experts recommend you to call police instead of confronting a thief. (terisa) there will be cameras inside a court room for "empire" actor jussie smollett's hearing on thursday. this is video of the santa rosa native leaving chicago court after a brief appearance today. the 36-year-old actor reported to police in january that he had been targeted in a racist and homophobic attack. police later found smollett paid two brothers to stage the attack and charged the actor with 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct.. today -- smollett's attorney asked the judge to allow cameras in the courtroom to show confidence in the actor's innocence. illinois courts typically do not allow cameras in the courts but state judges ácaná allow them if they feel the
cases are in the public interest. in this case -- the judge granted smollett's request. and we'll and we'll open tonight in the world of college basketball where the madness has already commenced... thanks to the gaels of st. mary's taking on the number one team in the country. é --the squad from moraga facing top-ranked gonzaga in the west coast conference title game... randy bennett leading the charge as usual 2nd half... malik fitts... hits ther 3-pointer... the gaels up 6 with 14 minutes left gonzaga rallies... killian tillie... now back and healthy... nails the three to cut it to one... 40-39 st. mary's gaels up 4... jordan ford... almost has it stiolen... but gets it back and it goes down for three more... ford with 17 points... st. mary's up 7 about 2 minutes left... st. mary's still up 7... and tommy kuhse (cousey)... throws in the wild shot... it's a 9-point lead
and that's it... st. amry's stuns the top-ranked bulldogs 60-47 to win the w-c-c tournament and punch their ticket to march madness... thewy are projected to be a 12th seed in the n-c-a-a tournament now to the warriors... in houston for the start of their four-game road trip. unfortunately, kevin durant will not be suiting up against the rockets tomorrow night... the two-time finals mvp is still recovering from a sprained right ankle suffered against the suns. and it's a huge game to miss... since houston is 3-and-0 against the warriors, chasing the champs for the top seed, and riding a 9-game winning streak. now to the nfl-- the raiders stayed quiet today and didn't hand out another historic contract. but the 49ers are bulking up that defense. san francisco reportedly acquiring pass-ford kansas city chiefs...in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2020. and the niners will be sigining him to a deal of 5-years, 87-point-5 million dollars. at 27, he's coming off a pro bowl season where he started 16- games...and racked up 13-sacks.
elsewhere around the league-- a blockbuster transaction. superstar receiver odell beckham junior has been traded to the cleveland browns. according to multiple reports, the giants sending obj to cleveland in exchange for a 1st and 3rd-round draft pick...as well as... safety jabrill peppers. that package is much more than what the raiders had to give up to land antonio brown. the 26-year-old beckham is considered one of the best... and last season, new york signed him to a lucrative deal. now to the sharks-- the hottest team in hockey right now... --san jose in winnipeg...sharkies have won 5-straight going into tonight. --3rd period--sharks up 1. 3-30 to go... matthew perreaolt...deflection at the perreaolt...deflection at the net, liights the lection at the net, liights the lamp. game knotted at 4. --then in the final seconds, 4-all. 2-on-1...timo meier and joe pavelski...get loose on the break... and captain america saves the day... right between the pipes... and that's the game winner... 5-4 san jose your final, they've won 6 in a row.
finally tonight, it's always a good thing when you can end your sportscasts with pictures of cute dogs. the san jose barracuda...the sharks developmental team...hosted its annual pucks and paws event at the tank this past weekend. fans were able to bring their furry friends for a day out at the rink... and you can tell they are serious fans, just decked out in their gear. next at 8. he's five years old...but already knows what he wants to do. how this boy is already showing his appreciation for police if you're watching us on
respect and admiration for police in a different way by giving hugs! he's calling it hash tag hug a cop. now the tennessee boy's mom is hoping foster's movement can spark some positive change. foster's parents aren't in law enforcement... but his great uncle served as a chaplain in maryland. police say (pam) (pam) that wraps up kron 4 news at 8.(ken) grant lodes and vicki liviakis are here with kron 4 news at 9. (grant) thanks ken and terisa... breaking news we're folowing out of sacramento...where governor gavin newsom is announcing he will stop executions in the state... tonight we are getting reaction from local lawmakers in live report... (vick) plus... san jose police say the man who murdered a 59=year old woman should not have been in this country in the frist place... what we are leanring about him
and how neighbors are reacting to the arrest also in alive report...(grant) and sunny and breezy conditions across the bay tonight... chief meteorlogist lawrence karnow tells how long these strong winds will last....(vicki) don't go away kron4 news at nine in primetime is next.... next....primetime is news at nine in away kron4 [music playing] (sashimi) psst. hey, you! the one with the designer dog collar. wondering how i upgraded to this sweet pad? a 1,200-square-foot bathroom, and my very own spa. all i had to do was give my human "the look". with wells fargo's 3% down payment on a fixed-rate loan and a simpler online application, getting into my dream home was easier than ever. get your human to visit wellsfargo.com/woof. what would she do without me?
(grant) that breaking news we're following tonight: governor gavin newsom is announcing he will stop executions in the state... for at least as long as he's the governor.(grant) thanks for joining us im grant lodes...(vicki) and im vicki liviakis... the news just broke about an hour ago... newsom is planning to issue an executive order tomorrow.... granting a reprieve to every inmate on death row.(grant) california has the largest number of death row inmates in the nation.. tonight we are getting reaction from local lawmakers. kron 4's noelle bellow is live in the newsroom with the latest..noelle? grant and vicki right now more than 700 california inmates find themselves sitting on death row.. the state hasn't executed anyone since 2006... and as far as the governor is concerned..that isn't going to change anytime soon. as vicki mentioned -- the governor will officially issue
an executive order on this tomorrow -- not only will it halt execution for the inmates -- it will also include plans to withdraw the lethal injection regulations that death penalty opponents have already tied up in court. governor newsom also plans to shutter the execution chamber at san quentin state prison. that chamber has never been used. important to note -- california voters have narrowly supported the death penalty most recently in 2016 when they voted to speed up the process, despite that -- we are getting reaction from california lawmakers supporting the governor's decision.. oakland mayor libby schaaf tweeted this out.she says "halting the death penalty is the right thing to do. i strongly support gov. newsom's action to suspend a system that is unfair, unjust, and immoral." sacramento mayor darrell steinberg also tweeting his support of governor newsom.he says...california's death penalty is broken beyond repair. it is refreshing to see our governor give this problem the attention it deserves. it is a sign of it deserv